Hand carved St. Francis Statue in Olive Wood
W 2.6" x H 7.7
St. Francis is represented in this hand carved olive wood art piece surrounded by birds in a home-sized version of the famous garden statues seen throughout the world. This sophisticated carving of his hair and beard displays his pious and innocent face and comes from our master workshop in Jerusalem.
Wearing his monk’s robe complete with sash and cross around his waist St. Francis gently holds a bird in his folded hands. As the Patron Saint of Animals, this handicraft symbolises his special bond with the birds which would flutter about his head and shoulders and follow him while listening to his spiritual messages.
Birds represent spiritual growth and freedom and when St. Francis was contemplating retirement into solitary prayer, he began to see them as God’s encouragement to continue His work and spread the word of God.
Our artistic craftsmen present this statue as a reminder of the beauty in all God’s creatures. As an original carving, the grain and colors of the blessed olive wood serve to make this statue one-of-a-kind. It is the perfect gift for gardeners, at Easter and Christmas as well as birthdays and first communion.